AKI International's laser-cut DIY models are insanely cool — they piece together to make weird, volumetric shapes that suggest everything from human forms to fanciful animals; they can also be used as packaging, surrounding fragile bottles and other goods. They've even got a full-sized mannekin intended for clothing stores.
Materials such as acrylic, corrugated cardboard, wood, and metals are used to construct models, which are designed in 3D by computer and then precision cut by laser. This allows for fast and easy assembly, and attractive finished products.
(via Gallery of Functional Art, which should REALLY put more of its stunning inventory online!)